Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Don’t be daunted by the high cocoa content. This winner is bright and fruity, with a smooth finish.To buy: $5 for 3 ounces.
Chocolove Rich DarkGet ready for a flavor explosion: chocolate goodness spiked with roasted coffee, chilies, and cinnamon.To buy: $3 for 3.2 ounces.
Ritter Sport Dark Rich and glossy, this semisweet pick is better than anything you’d find in a bag of morsels. Serve it with an after-dinner liqueur for a grown-up dessert.To buy: $2.50 for 3.5 ounces.
Dove Silky Smooth MilkThe pure cream and cocoa flavors are so delicious, even dark-chocolate snobs will see the light.To buy: $2 for 3.3 ounces.
PeruginaThe white stuff may not technically be chocolate (it doesn’t contain cocoa solids), but who cares? Rife with lemony notes, this is buttery and sweet.To buy: $3 for 3.5 ounces.
Scharffen Berger Milk AlmondA sprinkling of coarse sea salt intensifies the sweetness, and chopped roasted almonds accompany Every. Decadent. Bite.To buy: $5 for 3 ounces.
Trader Joe’s Swiss Dark With Whole Hazelnuts This monster slab is so loaded with protein-packed hazelnuts, you could almost consider it an energy bar. (Almost.)To buy: $4 for 7 ounces.
Green & Black’s Dark Hazelnuts & Currants The currants complement the richness of the chocolate, while the nuts add a delightful crunch.To buy: $3.50 for 3.5 ounces.
Godiva Dark MintInfused with fresh, cool mint, it’s like your favorite Girl Scout cookie, but 10 times more elegant.To buy: $4 for 3.5 ounces.
Ghirardelli Milk & CaramelWith its oozy filling, this is for anyone who craves a serious sugar fix. Lock it in a drawer and let someone else hold the key.To buy: $2.60 for 3.5 ounces.